Karnam Malleswari won a bronze medal in women's 69 kg weightlifting at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.
Through the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, no Indian woman has won a gold medal at the Olympics. The only Indian woman to win a medal in Olympic competition was Karnam Malleswari who won the bronze medal in weightlifting in the 69 kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. All of India's gold medals at the Olympics have come in field hockey. India has won gold 8 times in Olympic field hockey: 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, and 1980.
Charlotte Cooper became the first female to win an Olympic Gold Medal (for tennis) in 1900.
That was ladies singles tennis and the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal was Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain at the 1900 Games in Paris.
Karman Malleswari was the first Indian woman to win a bronze medal in the Olympics when she medalled in the Women's 69kg category in Weightlifting at the Sydney Olympics and she is still the only Indian Woman to medal at an Olympics.
Gillian Sheen was the first and only British woman to win a gold medal in Olympic fencing. She did it in 1956, at the age of 28, in the Individual Women's Foil event.
No Indian woman has won an Olympic medal in athletics. Through the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, only one Indian woman has won a medal. That is Karnam Malleswari who won a bronze medal in women's 69 kg weightlifting at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
India won 1 bronze medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney, that by Karnam Malleswari in women's 69 kg weightlifting. She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.
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The first gold medal won by an Indian woman was at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok when Kamaljeet Sandhu won the 400 meter run.
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As far as the Olympics goes, Charlotte Cooper won a gold medal in the Ladies Singles in tennis in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. She was the first woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal.
That was Audrey Patterson who won a bronze medal in the 200 meter dash at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games in London on August 6. The following day, August 7, Alice Coachman became the first African American woman to win a gold medal when she won the high jump competition.
The first woman to win an Olympic event was England's Charlotte Cooper, who won the tennis singles in 1900
Poltroon was awarded the individual bronze medal at the 1980 alternate Olympic Games. The rider of Poltroon was the first woman to win an Olympic medal in the sport.
The first Olympic medal won by a Nigerian woman was a bronze in the 4x100 meter relay at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The women that won the medals were Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi, and Christy Opara-Thompson.
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1900 in Paris in Ladies Singles Tennis. Charlotte Cooper was the winner and has gone down in history as the first woman to win a gold medal in the Modern Olympic Games.
The first female to win an Olympic medal was Helen de Pourtales of Switzerland. It is commonly believed that first woman to win an Olympic event was England's Charlotte Cooper, who won the tennis singles title, but Helen won her medal first.